…#i still do…25 years later…

If you would indulge us… for this story we’ll be taking a little detour on our adventures… as we feel honored and blessed to have reached the milestone of our 25th wedding anniversary this past month (October 2018)…

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October 29th, 1993

We took the opportunity to set time aside and celebrate with as many family and friends as we could… though we wished we could have gather with all of our loved ones to celebrate the blessing that Lord has given us in our lives…

The setting was beautiful…the food was amazing and the company were a wonderful blessing…

 

So here is wonderful collection of pictures… and if you can stand it a little sappiness… a few words that I share with our family and friends…

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“Thank you all for coming to celebrate with us on this special day…As I look back to what has led to us here… I think back as a little girl to the many hours I poured over books of fairy princesses and their wonderful loves… I dreamed and made castles in the sky about what I would wish for one day… I was also blessed with a wonderful example of what a loving, kind and generous “husband figure” in my father and what a great marriage looks like in both of my parents…with all of this I had made a great “recipe” to what I thought I would have in a husband and marriage, but God always knows best and He has a way in putting His touch in what is best for us… and that first came when my life took a sudden and what I thought of at the time  –  a life changing event that I wasn’t sure I could ever get over…my parents in their infinite wisdom and sacrifice wanted to better both my and my brother’s life (since my sister’s were already gone from home) and choose to “move us” to Florida. And through that life-changing event my life and Keith’s came to a crossroads… 

many of you know this long story… So I won’t bore you with ALL the details… But way before we ever thought it was possible that we could ever “like” each other, we met in the halls of Junior High (yes kids …my kids,  cringe, I said Junior High)… I certainly had no intention of liking a “lanky ,freckle boy”, but as my wise mother always told me, “never say never, cause you will inadvertently get more of it than you would like (this is of course a loose translation from Spanish – I will spare you)… of course she was right…cause I have gotten plenty of that boy… 

As we progress through school so did our “friendship” by the time we had reached the 11th grade we had become close friends and well by the 12th-grade our “feelings” had  blossom into something more… Though we were both hesitant to share with each other… I do however love to share how (since we did have classes together) specifically History, I found unique that our chairs were always aligned by the time I made it to class in order that we could sit right next to each other… I was honored and thrilled when Keith asked me to the Senior Prom… I truly did feel like Cinderella going to the ball… 

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Senior Prom ’91

I wish I could say we have lived a “fairytale-like” life just like they write in books, but in reality, our story has had bumps and bend all along the road… some would even say even quite “an adventure”…yet, I like our story much, much better.  Because we started our lives together so young, we have seen the best of each other and maybe the not so best..2018_10_18 12-57-44

We have gotten the privilege of growing up and maturing along the way, of not only falling in love with each over and over again but discovering and falling in love with our Lord and Savior together… which has made us into a better reflection of the people we ever hoped to be…

We have been given the privilege to parent three wonderfully unique children. Whom each has a special path and purpose in life and ours, each one has brought us joy and purpose beyond what we could have ever imaged.  

We live each day to bring glory to our Lord and to serve and love each other and our family and those He sets in our path… I never imagined as a little girl who dreamed of  fairy tale princes that in the end, I would also get my very best friend and love of my life in the deal too… I am so proud of the man I get to call my husband.  I love you more than words can say… Here to the rest of what our adventure will bring”

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